In this tour of the lower slopes of Lansdown, Kirsten Elliott not only takes you past some grand statement architecture – the walk passes no less than five crescents – but also visits some of the lesser known nooks and crannies in this part of Bath which is definitely off the tourist trail.
You will discover how things did not always go well for builders and architects, particularly as financial crises swept the city in the late 18th century, but also meet writers, artists, musicians, eccentrics and some strange looking elephants.
This walk also offers some striking views of the city, looking both to east and to the west, while architecturally, it covers a diverse collection of styles, as terraces gave way to villas in the early 19th century.
Terrain: Mainly road walking but with some steep ascents and descents. Not ideal for wheelchair users.
Time: 2 – 2½ hours.
Distance: 2.25 miles
Start and end at the Circus – meet in the middle.
Booking is essential, you can book your free ticket here.